When starting something new you have to begin somewhere, you have to make a line or some kind of indention. Rome was not built overnight, and neither will your makeup kit be built overnight. It will take some time, it will take some patience and perseverance in order to get the makeup brush going. There are several KEY components that you will need in order to achieve your beauty goals. I will only be going over the ones that I deem important followed by a list of all the items that a solid beginner’s makeup kit should entail. As with anything, you MUST lay a foundation. You will go on to seal it up, and you cannot have a fabulous face without a bronzer or eyebrows to die for.
A beautiful face cannot be achieved without a good skincare regimen. Any good makeup kit will include a good facial cleanse product. It is imperative that you have a solid facial cleaner or cleansing product in your kit. A facial cleanser is a facial product that is used to remove makeup, dead skin cells, oil, dirt, and other types of pollutants from your skin.
This helps unclog and prevent skin conditions like, acne. A person should make removing makeup a part of their daily skincare routine because it is good for your skin. When you forget to wash your at night you increase your chances of bacteria and particles from your makeup, mascara and eyeliner, seeping into your eyes. Mascara and eyeliner seeping into your eyes can lead to discomfort and increase your chances of eye infections in the future.
No one wants dull dry skin, which can be brought on by washing your face with harsh cleaners or excessive washing. You will want to include a moisturizer in your arsenal. Moisturizers do just that, moisturize. They provide your skin with what it need to be soft, supple and full of life. Moisturizers helps treat your skin when it is dry and it prevents it from drying out again; Moisturizers hold water in the outer layer of the skin.
They help protect sensitive skin, improve skin tone, texture, and mask skin imperfections. They act as a temporary barrier for your skin. This is a must have because if your skin is not moisturized properly it can and will lead to wrinkles. When the skin is dried out for a long period of time it can lead to a terrible bout of inflammation, which could lead the breaking down of collagen in the skin leading to premature aging.
When preparing your first kit you will definitely need a primer. Painters prime before they work on any canvas. Your face is your blank canvas, therefore, I feel you should use a primer. Primers create an extra layer between your skin and makeup. Priming products are predominantly used to prolong your makeup, smooth the skin surface, and even out the skin tone. Different primers can be used for the face, eyes, lips, and even the lashes.
A face primer goes underneath your makeup to help your makeup stay in place and give your complexion an evenness, a boosted glow, and extra skin benefits. In the past dermatologists have debated over if primers are really needed. Honestly, if you sweat a bit, like I do, you may need to use a primer, but if your makeup stays in place without it and your skin is smooth without using a primer….I say go primerless. To each his or her own.
Having an efficient eyebrow pencil in your makeup arsenal is good because they are used to fill in and define the eyebrows. Eyebrow pencils are constructed from different materials. Some use Jojoba oil and Shea Butter for a smoother finish on the eyebrows, not to mention a more natural formula because the eye area tends be very delicate. Eyebrow pencils come in a vast array of colors, but it is recommended that you pick an eyebrow pencil closest to your eyebrow color.
Foundations cover up imperfections, they provide a more even skin tone, and give you the look that you desire. It helps highlights go on more smoothly. It gives the look of a light or golden tan without the risk that sunbathing entails. There are several types of foundations, they are all generally applied the same way, be it foundation brush or a sponge. Some foundations can be applied with the finger, but make sure your hands are clean because bacteria can be spread via your finger. Liquids, creams, and powder foundations all act to create a more even complexion; Foundations create an even base for your other makeup.
A concealer is a type of cosmetic that is used to mask dark circles, age spots, large pores, and other small blemishes. Concealer comes in a container smaller than foundation; it is not used on your whole face.
When I think of a highlighter, I think… Let there be LIGHT!!!! A highlighter attracts light, creating the illusion of brightness and height. It makes you seem like you are glowing. They enhance your skin giving it a more misty glow. Every makeup kit should include this little life changer.
If you want to go swimming this baby is your go to. It could rain cats and dogs and you would still be looking as beautiful as ever, as long as you MAKE SURE it is a waterproof setting spray. Setting is a must in any kit, it was designed to make your makeup last longer. When you think of setting spray think of a concrete slab or beam they are budge proof and setting spray will make your makeup budge proof. Your makeup will stay where you put it regardless of the weather or any situation.
I believe that if you start strong you will finish strong. A person’s makeup kit should reflect who they are. It should reflect their creative side, and it should be something they want it to be. As I stated in my introduction, there are many components that should make up your starter makeup kit. But here is a full list for those who are curious.
- Facial cleanser
- Eyebrow pencil
- Eye shadow palette
- Lip color
- Setting spray